In Celebration of our AUsome 2013 Iron Bowl win and seeing all the creative ways Auburn Family and Fans have reinvented the tradition of tree rolling, I thought it would be a good time to publish again the poem about the oaks on Toomer's Corner.
It is true that The Auburn Spirit and Tradition Cannot be Poisoned! It will live on Forever!!
Originally Written on Feb 18, 2011
After the Iron Bowl 2010, a deranged individual poisoned the Oak Trees On Toomer's Corner.
This Poem is a Memorial to The Mighty Oak Trees!
The Mighty Oaks of Toomer's corner
from a tiny acorn grew;
There is no way of counting
the storms they have been through!
They have stood there on that corner for over 100 years!
They have witnessed joyous occasions
as well as many tears;
If those trees had ears to listen,
who knows what they have heard!
They have joined in conversations
without ever uttering a word!
If those trees possessed a heart,
Then we'd know that deep down in their soul,
They shared those prideful celebrations,
when their branches were elegantly rolled!!!
If those trees were given eyes,
and they were able to see;
They most likely saw tears and sadness
in the eyes of their enemy!
They probably sensed that he was hurting
and angry to be alone;
A person without any true friends
or a real place that he could call home!
They would probably say,
“ Pity and forgive him
for he knew not the love we’ve had!”
“Some people can only express themselves
by doing things which are bad!”
And if those trees were given a tongue
to tell just us how they feel;
They'd probably say,
“We are hanging in there….
Trying to hold on to the things that are real!”
“We are leaving you fond memories
that never will be gone!”
“For we have left behind many acorns;
And our legacy will live on!!”
“So keep on fighting Auburn Tigers,
Keep watching the War Eagle Fly!”
“Our Roots and Branches may rot away,
but our Love For Auburn will Never Die!!”